All students have the opportunity to create in the Makerspace during Friday extra library time.
This schedule supports weekly, in-depth projects following the design thinking process for all students. Makerspace projects follow a workshop format in the fall with students exploring the variety of tools we have in challenge-based design projects. In the spring, 3rd-6th grade students are encouraged to design their own projects.
Students have access to the following Maker tools and resources:
- LEGO kits and robotics
- 3D Printer - Makerbot and 3Doodler
- Video Game Creation Software - Clickteam Fusion and Scratch
- Electronics Kits - Makey Makey, littleBits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi
- Coding Tutorials - code.org, Scratch, Tynker
- Robotics - Sphero and Beebots
- Video Production Tools - iPads, computers, tripods, and green screen
- Traditional Craft Supplies - cardboard, paper, Play-doh, clay, paint, markers
- Knitting Supplies - yarn, needles, looms
- Pick a project that you care about and are motivated to direct your own learning
- Work with at least one partner
- Include research to enhance your project or learn about the tools you use - take notes and cite sources!
- Set goals and track progress each week using project planning document and portfolio
- Present your process and final project (even if it didn't work)